Day 2 (December 5):
Another incredible day here at La Ferme De Colvert. We began our day with a lovely breakfast of yummy pancakes and then had some time to prepare for a full day of action. Our groups were split in half where 2 groups started the rafting challenge and the other groups completed a riverside trek with camp craft and team games. The weather has been superb and we’ve all had fantastic fun.
The rafting challenge was epic! We spent lots of time planning, designing and then building our rafts. Each group member had a different responsibility in their teams of 7. The roles were engineers, designers, and knot tying experts. The staff were incredibly impressed with their teamwork, communication, and building skills. The raft race was fantastic and the winners will be announced when the second half of the group complete their time trial race tomorrow.
The river hike activity was a great way to see a bit of the beautiful countryside around which the farm is situated. Making their way through some local villages, our students trekked up to a scenic spot by the river. A picnic lunch was perfect to recharge our energy for the afternoon’s activities. Students learned to communicate and negotiate with each other by putting up their own tents, as well as taking part in a number of exciting team games. Again the focus was to build positive relationships within each tutor group, especially with those who don’t often have a chance to talk to one another.
Overall, a fabulously tiring day, making memories. Tonight we will be celebrating Aarini’s birthday! Bring on tomorrow!